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Iran Arms Scandal #100166

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 28, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Apparent procedure by which funds from Iran arms sales, coordinated by North through Israel, reached Contras' Swiss bank accts. examined; details given, scenes shown. Suspected roles of Stanford Technology owners General Richard Secord (ret.) and Albert Hakim as well as Swiss- based company CFS, which Secord was once officially linked to, considered. Size of Israeli arms sales to Iran from 1981-1983, part of which proceeds went to Contras, noted. Saudi Arabia said making substantial contribution to Contras after 1981 AWACS sale to them involving North and Secord.

(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.

(Managua, Nicaragua: John Martin) Contra supply plane which crashed resulting in Eugene Hasenfus' capture here noted part of covert Contra funding through Iran arms sales; details given, scenes shown. [HASENFUS - reacts to revelations uncovered in Iran arms scandal; recalls cohort William Cooper's handling of operation; declines knowledge of Secord.] Secord's US phone number said called from Hasenfus' El Salvador base of operations; basis of his recognition of North and Poindexter explained. [HASENFUS - believes others know details that died with Cooper.]

Reporter(s):
Jarriel, Tom;
Martin, John;
Zelnick, Bob
Duration:
00:04:40

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